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Where the hell is Melania? Perhaps she’s hanging out with David Miscavige’s wife?
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Showcasing this week’s headline-making political, pop culture and societal news stories, interesting reads, and recommendations, delivered straight to your inbox.

The Lead
Twitter prankster tries to solve #WhereInTheWorldIsMelania
No, but really, where is the first lady?

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Pop Culture
The Disarming Love of Mister Rogers

A new documentary called ‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor?’ offers a chance to reconsider Mister Rogers’s mission and examine why his message is still so hard for adults to hear.

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Sally Field wasn’t here for Samantha Bee’s comments about Ivanka Trump — but for a different reason.

His new album seemingly confirms his bipolar disorder—but also extends the problematic notion that creativity stems from mental illness.

Shia LaBeouf was spotted on the set of his new film Honey Boy looking completely unrecognizable with long hair extensions and a blading cap

The threat of massive advertiser boycotts outweighs any fear of stoking Trump’s fury, experts say.

“Roseanne” was canceled just a few days ago. ABC is already talking about a way to bring a version of the show back — without its namesake Roseanne Barr.

Viacom, which felt uncomfortable airing the controversial program in the wake of multiple school shootings this year, is looking to shop the show elsewhere.

For every Roseanne, there were 10 Valors.

For Gay Pride Month, Billboard asked numerous pop culture luminaries to write ‘love letters’ to the LGBTQ community. 

#SadTrump
Dinesh D’Souza’s Pardon Shows How Far the Racist Fringe Has Risen Under Donald Trump
Trump’s pardons have nothing to do with justice.

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Welcome to Barf Bag, a daily politics roundup to help you sort through the chaotic Trumpian news cycle.

Nobody is scared of getting their ass kicked by Donald Trump. But that doesn’t mean he can’t exhaust them into submission.

President Donald Trump weighed in on the Samantha Bee scandal, calling for the ‘Full Frontal’ host to be fired after she called his daughter, Ivanka, the c-word, and writing that there was a “total double standard” in place.

In contrast, another victim’s mother said Trump “showed sincerity, compassion, and concern on making our schools safer across the nation.”

A teacher in Georgia responded the only way she knew how after receiving a letter from President Donald Trump filled with grammar mistakes: covering the paper with ink and yellow highlighted corrections.

Meet Matthew Pottinger, the former journalist who became the president’s top Asia hand.

@AmyMek anonymously spread hate online for years. She can’t hide anymore.

News & Politics
Cosby Accuser Andrea Constand: “I Did It for Justice”
More than 60 women have accused Cosby of drugging and molesting them over five decades.

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) shelled out $1,560 to pay for customized fountain pens for Administrator Scott Pruitt, according to internal emails.

A young Malian migrant who rescued a child dangling from a balcony will be made a French citizen and has been offered a job by the Paris fire brigade, the office of the French presidency said.

“He really understood and I am very hopeful that this will turn out really positively,” Kardashian West told Mic in an exclusive interview after the meeting.

Chelsea Clinton, the daughter of former President Clinton, on Thursday resurfaced a photo of President Trump meeting with Ted Nugent, who once called her mother a “toxic c—,” after the White House condemned Samantha Bee for using the slur.

Harvey Weinstein was indicted on charges of rape and criminal sexual acts, charges that carry up to 25 years in prison

Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders got choked up while responding to a child’s question about school safety during the White House’s Wednesday afternoon press briefing. 

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If you’ve ever laughed your way through David Sedaris’s cheerfully misanthropic stories, you might think you know what you’re getting with Calypso. You’d be wrong. 

When he buys a beach house on the Carolina coast, Sedaris envisions long, relaxing vacations spent playing board games and lounging in the sun with those he loves most. And life at the Sea Section, as he names the vacation home, is exactly as idyllic as he imagined, except for one tiny, vexing realization: it’s impossible to take a vacation from yourself.

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On Día de los Muertos, young would-be musician Miguel crosses into the afterlife on a quest to meet his ancestor and understand his family legacy. Now streaming on Netflix.

The More You Know
Who is Pedro Sanchez? Socialist and ‘Handsome One’ is Spain’s new Prime Minister
The 46-year-old takes over from Mariano Rajoy, who was defeated by a no-confidence vote on Friday.

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The “Dietland” actress said using the bags is a “really cathartic, therapeutic moment.”

Frances Bean Cobain’s ex-husband has accused his former wife’s mom, Courtney Love, of hiring heavies to make his life a misery.

The rumored couple couldn’t keep their hands off each other.

Benedict Cumberbatch saved a Deliveroo cyclist from being attacked by four muggers as the Sherlock star jumped to the worker’s defence in London close to the home of the fictional detective.

To date, 197 people have been sickened in the E. coli outbreak tied to romaine, and five have died, the CDC said. But the shelf life of the tainted lettuce is now past, the agency said.

Horrible
‘Black Lives Don’t Matter,” Lawyer Says After Jury Awards Family $4 in Police Killing
A Florida family is “heartbroken” after a jury awarded $4 in damages for funeral expenses and pain and suffering in a case in which a St. Lucie County deputy fatally shot a father of three through his garage door, the family’s attorney said Thursday. 

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The rapper reportedly shelled out $85,000 to license the photo of Houston’s drug-littered bathroom for Pusha T’s new album, ‘Daytona.’

Claudia Patricia Gomez Gonzalez traveled 1,500 miles to the United States, hoping for a better future. Shortly after she set foot in Texas, she was dead. 

“Hope some old lady loses control of her car in that lot. Jus saying…..” Coconut Creek police officer Brian Valenti allegedly wrote on the Coral Springs/Parkland Facebook page.

What the What?
Nathan Larson, Pedophile, Runs for Congress in Virginia
“A lot of people are tired of political correctness and being constrained by it,” Nathan Larson said. “People prefer when there’s an outsider who doesn’t have anything to lose.”

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Earlier this year, Coca-Cola announced a plan to recycle the equivalent of 100 percent of its packaging by 2030, citing its success with a similar and much-touted program for sustainable water use. But a year-long investigation reveals that the company has been grossly exaggerating its water record.

La Macarena is joined by Stayin Alive, Dancing Queen and Quit Playing Games in the list of songs that can help with CPR.

Aww Cute LOL
A Service Dog Gave Birth To Eight Puppies In The Middle Of Tampa Airport

“Ruff day for this mama at Gate F80!”

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An 8-year-old boy stopped to help a woman, struggling with her walker, get up some steps. He didn’t know at the time, but a stranger caught his good deed on camera.

Thanks for reading, and I’ll see you next Sunday! 

Michael Prieve, Managing Editor

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